Pace University awarded $2.5M from NSF to train cybersecurity students

Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems said Monday it had received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will support three to four cybersecurity students annually, further student research in cybersecurity and assist in outreach programs.

"Cybersecurity has become an issue which affects millions of Americans as well as our critical infrastructure and national security,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. "It is paramount that we have the training and emerging workers to address and enter this field, and I know Pace University will offer top-notch instruction to prepare these students to tackle these...threats."

Pace has been designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2004 with Seidenberg alumni working in private and public sectors of cybersecurity.
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